StoryCorps: Students need to 'know that they are seen'
Sonia Wang's parents wanted her to become a lawyer or doctor, but instead she became a teacher.
Wang’s parents are Korean immigrants and had a hard time accepting their daughter's decision.
This past January, Sonia Wang stopped by the StoryCorps booth with Ji Yoon Noh, a young woman she mentors.
Wang told Noh that her passion for education grew out of an experience she had when she was nine years old.
StoryCorps’ mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to share, record and preserve their stories. These excerpts, edited by WBEZ, present some of our favorites from the current visit, as well as from previous trips.